Summer Reading Challenge

The Summer Reading Challenge takes place every year during the summer holidays. Sign up at your local library, then read six library books of your choice to complete the challenge. ​​

About the Summer Reading Challenge

We are excited to invite all children in Newham to join us for the Summer Reading Challenge; last year we had record breaking attendance and this year we’d like even more children to get involved. The 2018 theme is Mischief Makers, inspired by the Beano and children can join and attend events at all of Newham’s libraries.

There are also fantastic FREE events throughout July and August across all Newham’s libraries. From the Cartoon Museum’s Cartoon Workshop to Freshwater Theatre Drama Workshop. There’s something for our budding writers with Neal Zetter Rap n Rhyme and a performance by Chiff Chaff theatre, with younger viewers in mind. And not forgetting our special Meet the Author events with a chance to meet some of our most loved writers.

On Monday 30 July, 2pm at East Ham Library meet Sita Bramachari; bring along an item or photo that holds an important memory for you and join the discussion. On Tuesday 14 August, 2pm at Beckton Globe Library Guy Bass will give an interactive (and active!) combination of stand-up, reading, comedy and stories using pictures and props. And at Stratford Library, Thursday 16 August, 2pm, Ali Sparkes prize-winning author of the ‘The Shapeshifter’ and ‘Monstermakers’ series will tell us how she got to be an author, but be prepared for some serious fun! Check out the full schedule to find the full list of exciting author events.

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